Posts by susannah

The five times-table and why we treat children like shrimp…

A few weeks ago, we had a great meeting with Michael Follett at OPAL (The OPAL Primary Programme – Outdoor...

The territories of skate parks

We’re really pleased to share this guest post by Jacquelyn Collins, who works as an Activation Advisor for Auckland Council...

Field work (in the car park)

Field work (in the car park)

Lockdown has been an good time to watch how girls have been using public space. A month or so ago...

The word ‘girl’

Sometimes it seems that even the idea of girls and young women is missing from parks and planning. They are...

< ctrl-f > or how to read a planning document

My, how many planning documents there are on earth. Guidance, strategies, plans, proposals, frameworks. They are dense, technical and generally...

Spatial equality is a healthy idea

Girls’ health and activity levels are a major concern, but how can we expect them to be active when there...

The right to lurk.  Or loiter

The right to lurk. Or loiter

At the end of the summer holidays my friend and I ran out of money.  We were both seventeen and we...